Reviewed at http://www.mandikayereads.com/archives/2141Without a doubt, this was the most surprising book I’ve read all year.The cover was very iffy to me (yes, I most definitely judge books by their covers) but the summary sounded sort of interesting so I thought I would give it a try.I am so glad I did.From the moment I began reading, I knew this was going to be a one-sitting book. And it was! I simply couldn’t put it down.Cara is very much a main character I can relate to. She is a loner – primarily because she moved so much as a child (her dad works for the Foreign Service). She is certain she will never know love in her life. She has mapped out her future already. And then… she meets the love of her life.Though Will is an alien, this is not truly a Sci-Fi novel; it is most decidedly a romance.And if, like me, you are a hopeless romantic, you will absolutely not be disappointed by Caterpillar. Though it did fall into that category of “instant LOVE” that is usually a pet peeve of mine, it totally worked here for some reason. It felt real. I think I fell in love with Will as much as Cara did. In fact – if I hadn’t already submitted all of my nominations, I’d totally nominate Will in the YA Sisterhood Crush Tourney.It can definitely be a standalone book, but it is the first book of the Metamorphosis Trilogy.